The Grand Rapids Griffins are proud to announce that they now have their first-ever American Hockey League Hall of Famer.
Bryan Helmer, who played for the Griffins between 2004-2006, will be introduced as an inductee into the Hall of Fame in 2017, reports MLive.com. The ceremony is set to take place on January 30th in Allentown, Pennsylvania.
The defenseman posted 19 goals and 81 points in two seasons, never missing a beat or a single game. He was also recognized as the Griffins Man of the year in 2006, and boasts an AHL-best 564 points for a blue-liner. He played in 1,117 regular season games and made 159 playoff appearances- more than any AHL player ever- and won the Calder Cup Trophy three times.
Congratulations to Bryan!